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Football for Equality: EGLSF’s Pride House Opened

Friday afternoon saw the official opening of EURO Pride House in Warsaw. The project is an initiative of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF), and part of a wider programme of anti-discrimination activity during Euro2012, Football For Equality. It is a homophobia-free space for football fans to gather, watch football and network in Warsaw located close to the National Stadium.

The opening event saw speeches from Louise Englefield, Director of the UK’s LGBT Sports Development & Equity organisation, Pride Sports and representative of EGLSF, who carried messages of support from both UEFA and human rights activists in Ukraine, and […]

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 @ 21:45|Categories: 2012, News|Comments Off on Football for Equality: EGLSF’s Pride House Opened

Euro Pride House: Invitation for the Opening of the EGLSF’s EURO Pride House

In a few days UEFA EURO 2012 will kick off in Warsaw, Poland. The same day the opening of the first Euro Pride House ever at European Football Championships ever will take place. Euro Pride House is an initiative of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation and is part of a wider European project, Football For Equality, whose aim is to tackle homophobia and other forms of discrimination through sport. The concept behind Euro Pride House is to raise awareness of the involvement of LGBT people in football as supporters and participants and to create a dialogue amongst football’s […]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 @ 21:44|Categories: 2012, News|Comments Off on Euro Pride House: Invitation for the Opening of the EGLSF’s EURO Pride House
  • Football for Equality

FOOTBALL FOR EVERYONE

Last month people witnessed with horror the brutal beating of Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of the Gay-Forum of Ukraine, at the first ever gay parade in Kiev. This sparked major concerns over the safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people in Ukraine and those attending Euro 2012 in Ukraine in June. Meanwhile, fellow Euro 2012 host country Poland sees the opening of “Euro Pride House” next week. Euro Pride House is an initiative of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation, a network of more than 100 LGBT sports groups throughout Europe. Co-President Lou Manders explains:

“Euro Pride House is a […]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 @ 10:19|Categories: 2012, News, Press Release|Tags: , |Comments Off on FOOTBALL FOR EVERYONE

Football for Everyone: Euro Pride House

Last month people witnessed with horror the brutal beating of Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of the Gay-Forum of Ukraine, at the first ever gay parade in Kiev. This sparked major concerns over the safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people in Ukraine and those attending Euro 2012 in Ukraine in June. Meanwhile, fellow Euro 2012 host country Poland sees the opening of “Euro Pride House” next week. Euro Pride House is an initiative of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation, a network of more than 100 LGBT sports groups throughout Europe. Co-President Lou Manders explains:

“Euro Pride House is a […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 @ 21:40|Categories: 2012, News|Comments Off on Football for Everyone: Euro Pride House

EGLSF Board Statement Regarding 1QE 2018

Some of our member clubs have contacted EGLSF these last days asking for some guidance regarding the messages of FGG and GLISA that they won’t continue negotiating about 1QE 2018. Also at the AGA in Split there has been a strong message that EGLSF membership wants to do something regarding 1QE 2018. Therefore the EGLSF-Board assumes the role of coordinator in strong desire to make 1QE 2018 happen, despite the recent message from FGG and GLISA.

Here’s what we suggest to do:

1) Don’t accept blame-shifting
2) Tell FGG and GLISA your opinion
3) Stop the bidding process for 2017/2018
4) Make FGG and GLISA […]

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 @ 21:36|Categories: 2012, News|Comments Off on EGLSF Board Statement Regarding 1QE 2018